Bobby Brooks joined the WETM 18 news team in January of 2011, as a general assignment reporter.
In December of 2010 Bobby graduated from The Penn State University's College of Communications with a B.A. in broadcast journalism. He also completed a minor in business.
During college he anchored and reported for the Centre County Report. The C.C.R., as it's commonly known, is the Penn State student run news show broad-casted in 28 counties. While in school Bobby interned at WTAJ-TV in State College, Pa. He also completed an internship at CBS News New York City at the Saturday night prime-time News TV show, 48 Hours Mystery, working in the production and planning departments. During his senior year he was nominated for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.
In his personal life Bobby has made it a point to give back to the community. In 2009 he spent his college spring break traveling to Tijuana, Mexico. There he lived at the Hogar de los Ninos orphanage where he helped construct a brand new housing facility for orphans in Tijuana. He's also a primary sponsor for the Christian foundation for children and aging, mainly for children living in poverty, in Guatemala.
In his free time Bobby loves to exercise, travel, play sports, spend time with family, keep up with friends, and play music. While growing up Bobby took several years of piano lessons and picked up the guitar in his spare time. He's also an active member in the Catholic Church.
Growing up in south west Pennsylvania, he is a huge sports fan, rooting for all teams donning the black and gold. Yes, he even roots for the Pitt Panthers sometimes. Some day he hopes the Pirates can have a winning season.